Sachin Hake, a jeweller, was returning home after closing his shop at Shere near Karad in Satara district when he was robbed by three persons on Friday night. The gang threw chilly power in Mr. Hake’s eyes and took away 1 kg gold, 6 kg silver and a cash box containing Rs. 1 lakh – a total loot of Rs. 35 lakh. Police tried

to trap the thieves by road blockades but have not been able to trace them. — Staff Correspondent